The invention of the humble vacuum cleaner revolutionised home and commercial cleaning. Vacuum cleaners are relatively inexpensive considering the cleaning that they do- you only have to consider the amount of work you would have to do, or have to pay someone else to do each week in order to keep your home clean if you had to work without the aid of a vacuum cleaner.
Vacuum cleaners are sturdy, hardwearing and can last for many years if given basic care and attention. However given that they are driven by an electric motor and are constantly being pulled around and get a fair amount of hardship by being bashed of furniture and walls, it is no surprise that vacuum cleaners do need to be repaired from time to time.
The good news is that as long as you own a vacuum cleaner that is not obsolete, spare parts for vacuum cleaners are not difficult to come by and can normally be purchased fairly easily either from a local store or online. By entering such terms as ‘spare parts vacuum’ or ‘spare parts vacuum cleaners’ into a search engine, you will find plenty of sites to choose from. The following are the main vacuum spare parts, which can become damaged or which can become worn out.
Brushes For Vacuum cleaners
A quality brush when fitted to a vacuum cleaner is probably the single most important part in helping you to get your home or business premises clean. Manufacturers spend an awful amount of time and money in developing and manufacturing brushes that are both innovative in design and durable. However given that the brush head is the part of the vacuum cleaner that sees the most action and which is being constantly hitting off walls, skirting boards and furniture as the cleaning process is underway, it is not surprising that these parts need occasional replacement.
If the bristles of the brush become worn then unknown to the operator, cleaning becomes more difficult and the person operating the cleaner is expending unnecessary energy. By replacing a worn brush head, you can improve the performance of a vacuum cleaner considerably.
Replacement brush heads are easily available from most manufacturers or by ordering them through a vacuum cleaner agent.
Belts for Vacuum Cleaners
It is not as easy to recognise that the belt in your vacuum cleaner is in need of replacement as it is to see that a brush is worn or defective. One sign that the belt in your vacuum cleaner is in need of replacement is if you hear a different tone coming from the appliance. The hum may become louder than normal or be different. In this case you should turn off the machine immediately, as it may be a sign that the belt is about to break and if that happens while you are vacuuming a carpeted area, you could easily damage the carpet. Visually you might also see a mark or streak on your carpet and is this happens you should again take very prompt action.
Similar to vacuum brushes, belts are freely available from local stockists and online. Replacing a vacuum belt is not a terribly difficult this to do and instructions will be illustrated on the packaging f the belt. Obviously there are different belts for different machines and in order to avoid purchasing the wrong belt check your owner’s manual before making any purchase.
Bags For Vacuum Cleaners
Bags for vacuum cleaners have to be replaced regularly and this is not a sign that the vacuum cleaner is not operating, on the contrary is it a sign that it is doing its job. It is important that you do not overfill a vacuum bag as it is not beneficial to the vacuum cleaner to do so and can effect over time its performance and put pressure on the motor.
Anyone who operates a vacuum cleaner regularly knows that when a cleaner has a new and empty bag fitted that it will operate much better than when the bag is becoming full. Some would consider it to be wasteful not to wait until a bag is full before replacing it, but this strategy can over time end up costing money by an appliance becoming damaged and also because the vacuum will not operate at all as efficiently when a bag is over full.
Again when you are purchasing bags for your cleaner, bring the serial number from the box which contained previous replacement cleaner bags that are appropriate for your machine. There are many different types of vacuum bags out there and even a bag that look similar to the bags you normally use may not work properly in your appliance.